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  “Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes,And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes”– James Allen in As A Man Thinketh
As human beings, we are bestowed with an inner knowing that enables us to consciously choose thecourse of our lives. Like a ship’s weather monitoring system, this guidance is ever present to you, theCaptain at the wheel, to sail through everyday life. The question then is, why do we find it so difficultto make the right choices, to navigate masterfully, not just in rough waters but even when the sea iscalm?
Say, you are about to go to the gym or have a critical work assignment to close or an urgent errandto run and at that very moment, you happen to pick up your cellphone and look at a YouTubenotification. A voice in your mind tells you of your task at hand but one glance at the video feedlights up your eyes and another voice says, just watch this one video and by now, you know whathappens next. In Timothy Gallwey’s “Inner Game of Tennis”, he writes about this back and forthmental game we play and labels these voices as Self1 & Self2.
Now imagine the same dilemma, when it is time to make life altering changes, like a businesspurchase, marriage or buying a house. Or maybe you want to rid someone or something damagingfrom your life.
At that point, how would it feel to have developed the ability to bank on your own mental andemotional acumen to decide effectively? How empowering to know that you played this game sowell that those voices turned into Consultant1 & Consultant2 or in other words you created yourown inner coach.
This is where life coaching comes in.
When preparing for my coaching certification, a pre-requisite was to complete one hundredcoaching hours and to accomplish this, I could employ the services of other coaches at various stagesof their own certification. I consider this period to be one of the most elevating experiences of mylife. Two weeks come to mind, where I spoke to five different coaches, to whom I poured out all thechallenges that I had faced since childhood. And as a past life regressionist, the universe kindlyconnected me to spiritual coaches too, with whom I shared predicaments from previous lives.

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